Cable Connection August 28, 2017

posted Aug 28, 2017, 3:46 PM by Jane Baker


August 29-5:30pm-6:00pm Middle School Parent/Guardian Meeting

August 29- 6:00 pm-7:30 pm - Curriculum Night Middle and High School Parents/Guardians

August 29- 7:30pm-8:00pm High School Parent/Guardian Meeting

September 4- Labor Day Holiday (no school for students)

September 5- 6:00pm-8:00pm College Case Study Night for 11th grade families

September 9- 10am-2pm All Secondary Tailgate hosted by NHS

September 13- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

September 11-13 and 13-15- 6th grade Keystone Overnight Field Trip

September 11-13- 7th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 13-15- 8th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 25-29- High School Spirit Week

September 30-7pm-10pm-High School Fall Ball

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm All students (no school for students)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 16- Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 17-20- All school Spirit Week

October 20- 7pm-9pm Middle School Fall Dance

October 25- PSAT for Juniors


Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 29th is curriculum night. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, parents/guardians will go to  your student’s classes for eight minutes each to hear from each teacher. There will be a Middle School Parent/Guardian orientation from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and a High School parent/guardian orientation from 7:30 - 8:00 pm. As the focus of this event is for parents/guardians, students do not need to attend. Please bring a copy of your student’s schedule. If your Middle School student has an “A” day and “B” day class during one of the periods, meet in Room 155 during that period to talk with those teachers. If your High School student has an “Off” period, you are welcome to spend that time in the Commons.


Middle School MAPS Assessments

All middle school students are taking reading and math NWEA MAPS assessment in their Connect (formerly Advisory) through September 8th. These MAP assessments are normed assessments that will provide us with information regarding the effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction and provide families a snapshot of how their student is doing among their grade level peers. Students will take reading and math MAPS assessments again in the spring so we can measure growth over the course of the year.  Please continue to remind your student to bring their computer to school charged and ready for testing.

Middle School Overnight Field Trips

All middle school grades have an overnight field trip scheduled during the week of September 11th. Our 6th grade will go to Keystone Science School, split in two groups, one group going Sept. 11th - Sept. 13th and the other group Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th. Our 7th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 11th - Sept. 13. Our 8th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th. If your student needs to take medication on the field trip, it is due to the Health Office by Friday, September 1, with all doctor forms.


All Secondary Tailgate September 9

Middle and High School student and families please join the National Honor Society September 9th from 10am-2pm for the first annual Stargate Tailgate! We’ll have hotdogs and concession foods for sale, tons of lawn games, and basketball/volleyball pickup games in the field house. Entrance fees are $1.00 per person or $5.00 for families.


Adroit

The focus in Adroit is developing the Design Thinking mindset within our students and community. Design Thinking is a set of skills that prepares students to solve large, complex, cross-curricular, real world problems by teaching them effective ways of thinking and collaborating.  As we start the school year off fresh, we will be needing materials to be repurposed. A big part of innovation is seeing new ways to use ordinary items, or ways to combine old ideas in a new way. Having lots of cheap objects with many aspects and features makes for much more interesting designs than having things with specific stock functions:expensive wheels, hinges, motors, etc. During the course of the year we will be needing low-resolution materials and other handy items to prototype and bring our ideas to life! Click here for a list of items needed for Adroit (both Middle and High School lists are the same)


College Case Study Night 11th Grade Students & Parents

On Tuesday September 5th Stargate Counseling will be hosting a Case Study night for 11th grade families from 6:00-8:00pm in the secondary building. A case study night will allow students and parents to experience the application process through the eyes of a college or university. There will be six college representatives here that evening running small group sessions. We highly encourage you and your student to attend!

Lockers for Middle and High School Students

There is a $10 optional locker fee available on payforit.net. The next round of lockers will be distributed the first week of September for those who have paid by September 1st.


Student Parking

This year we will be implementing student parking permits in our North lot. We will not begin checking for permits until September 1st. If your student plans to have a parking permit, please select this as an optional fee in Infinite Campus.


Secondary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support!


Secondary Hot Lunch Options

There are two different lunch options for students in Middle and High School. More information can be found on the website on the Lunch Page

This year, we will also offer a Soup & Salad Bar option in the Secondary building. Soup & Salad bar will be $4.50, Soup Only will be $2.50, and Salad Only will be $3.00.

https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/

www.wholesomefoodservices.com.

    • Wholesome Foods will be available to order in the Secondary Building Monday-Thursday.

    • Restaurant choices are:

    • Monday: Tokyo Joes/P F Chang's (alternating)

    • Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

    • Wednesday: Wahoo's

    • Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

  • Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through My Kids Lunch (see link above)


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended the time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by last name) in an attempt to balance out the busy times.  Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 12, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- 10:00am-2:30pm All students (no school for students)

October 12- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


Accountability Committee (SAC) Elections – Nominations open for the Accountability Committee (SAC) this Friday, September 1. If you are interested in running or aren’t sure what the SAC does, come to their next meeting, THIS Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 in the Secondary Conference Room. We will also be having open to answer questions NEXT Thursday, September 7 at the Starbucks at the Orchard between 8 – 9:30 am. Any other questions, please contact either the Accountability Committee (accountability@stargateschool.org) or Recruiting Committee (recruiting@stargateschool.org).


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